The authoritative digital editions of essential sources on U.S. history and politics
A great boon to scholars...making instantly accessible a wealth of information and documentation previously very difficult to locate and access.
Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History, Columbia University
The reports, documents and journals of the United States Senate and House of Representatives offer invaluable insight into the people, issues and events of American history and politics. Through partnerships with academic institutions and other leading organizations, Readex provides online access to an immensely rich archive of primary source material. Largely untapped by traditional research, the documents in America’s Historical Government Publications enable students and scholars to study, as never before, events as they unfolded and decisions as they were made.
More than half of America’s states began as territories. From the 1760s to the 1950s the United States of America expanded southward and westward, acquiring territories that spanned from Florida to California to Alaska. Before they evolved into twenty-seven American states,… Learn more.
The single most important series of American government documents, the U.S. Congressional Serial Set is an incomparably rich source of primary and secondary material on the people, issues and events of the United States. Spanning nearly two centuries of American and… Learn more.
American State Papers, 1789-1838 enables students and scholars to easily search and browse legislative and executive documents of the first 14 U.S. Congresses. Part of the America’s Historical Government Documents suite of collections, this digital edition is the essential complement to… Learn more.
From their inaugural sessions, both the United States House and Senate have kept journals of their proceedings, as required by the Constitution, to record the minutes of floor action. House and Senate Journals, Series I, 1789-1817, chronicles matters considered on the… Learn more.
From its inception, the United States Senate has maintained a record of its proceedings in executive session. Known as the Senate Executive Journals, these publications capture the minutes of floor action on military events, judicial appointments, foreign affairs and other important… Learn more.